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Teen boy goes under at Newcastle Reservoir; recovery operation underway

Jun 11, 2022, 6:58 PM | Updated: 7:38 pm

(Iron County Sheriff's Office)...

(Iron County Sheriff's Office)

(Iron County Sheriff's Office)

IRON COUNTY, Utah — A recovery operation is currently underway at Newcastle Reservoir in Iron County after authorities say a 14-year-old boy went under the water.

Officials with the Iron County Sheriff’s Office said Cedar Communications was notified of the incident around 2:20 p.m. Saturday.

According to on scene deputies, two brothers — a 14-year-old and a 17-year-old — were both in kayaks, not wearing life jackets, and attempting to knock each other out.

“It was reported the 14-year-old didn’t know how to swim, and went under in about 10-12 feet of water. At the time 911 was notified, the 14-year-old had been under the water for approximately 10 minutes,” stated a release Saturday afternoon from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies, paramedics, dive teams, and a LifeFlight helicopter have since responded to the scene.

“A recovery operation is underway in search of the body at this time,” stated the release.

Additional details were not immediately available.

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Teen boy goes under at Newcastle Reservoir; recovery operation underway